National Fisherman


MACHIAS — Maine fishery regulators are shutting down two scallop fishing areas they say are in danger of becoming depleted.

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The initiative to ban setnets in urban areas of Alaska is an environmental issue. It is about protecting fish stocks and other sea animals from an outdated, harmful type of fishing gear. Setnets are simply walls of death.

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At my house we celebrate four major holidays at this time of year: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and the opening of Dungeness crab season. I am willing to concede the possibility that God has made a more perfect food, but I haven't come across it yet.

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From Bodega Headlands, the sea has a dangerous swell. Under a dark gray sky, massive waves crash into the windswept peninsula that protects Bodega Bay and the boats moored at Spud Point Marina.
 

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FULTON - Driving up to Casterline’s Seafood, you will find the rolling shutter doors wide open, welcoming any curious visitor.
 

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If Pacific Northwest salmon were still able to produce biologically and economically healthy runs without hatcheries, it’s safe to say there wouldn’t be much support for hatcheries. But this isn’t yet the case.
 

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CHARLESTON, SC (WMBF) – The Coast Guard responded to a vessel 48 miles southeast of Folly Beach taking on water Saturday.
 

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It's that time of year again. Top 10 lists for everything. Trust me. For some of them, I can't figure out how they came up with a top one, much less 10. I was going to piggyback on this cliche and give you my top 10 Alaska stories for 2014, but then I got a grip on myself.
 

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The draft of a five-year strategic plan developed by NOAA's Gloucester-based Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office is short on specifics and long — very long — on the stilted linguistic gymnastics of the bureaucracy.
 

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After a motion failed at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council by a single vote with an Alaska delegate absent, another effort is underway to reduce halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea in the face of rapidly sinking catch limits for the directed fisheries.
 

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Inside the Industry

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.

Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.

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